Category: Reviews

The Tea Party w/ Sydney Youth Orchestra – The Star Event Centre, Sydney – April 21, 2017

The Tea Party w/ Sydney Youth Orchestra – The Star Event Centre, Sydney – April 21, 2017

If you’ve ever read one of my reviews before you’d know that I like to review in the moment and give a play by play of everything that happens, but for this show I knew it was going to be something special, something different that I needed to actually be in the moment for and not writing while at the […]

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Alter Bridge – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – April 4, 2017

Alter Bridge – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – April 4, 2017

Australia loves Alter Bridge and tonight the band we love so much are here on the back of their newest album ‘The Last Hero’ and ready to turn the volume up, way up to show us how it’s done tonight in Sydney. Like A Storm open their set with a didgeridoo and take us into ‘Chaos’ with a big heavy […]

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Body Count – Bloodlust

Body Count – Bloodlust

Body Count is back in The House, and I for one am extremely ready for this album and what the band is going to give us this time around. So let’s settle in and press play on an album I feel like music needs today… Sirens, heavy guitars, riffs, a warning message from Dave Mustaine set up the beginning of […]

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The Dixie Chicks – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – March 29, 2017

The Dixie Chicks – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – March 29, 2017

They’re back! After far too long away, modern country trio The Dixie Chicks are back in Australia and the sold out crowd tonight here in Sydney are in for a treat! Made it in to catch Avalanche city who as a three piece of two guitars and keys are delivering a set of catchy folk rock type tunes that have […]

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Steel Panther – Lower The Bar

Steel Panther – Lower The Bar

It’s awesome in this day and age of music that a band like Steel Panther can be releasing their fourth album. Awesome because this band kicks ass, are killer live and never scared of writing songs that can make you laugh, cringe and if you’re lucky, pick up all at the same time. That’s talent and Steel Panther have it. […]

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The Living End – Twilight at Taronga, Taronga Zoo, Sydney – March 4, 2017

The Living End – Twilight at Taronga, Taronga Zoo, Sydney – March 4, 2017

This is new for me, I haven’t had the opportunity to check out a show at Taronga Zoo during their Twilight at Taronga series, but boy howdy, this setting of the stage with the entire Sydney city behind it in the distance, I’m worried I’ll spend more time looking at the city than the stage… but The Living End are […]

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Yellowcard – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – February 19, 2017

Yellowcard – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – February 19, 2017

It always makes me a little sad when bands are on farewell tours because there’s always a sense of sadness but the other side of that will be a band that want to go out on a high. Tonight, Yellowcard are in Sydney for the last time and to make it even more special tonight they’ll be playing their landmark […]

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Ryan Adams – Prisoner

Ryan Adams – Prisoner

Ryan Adams, you either know him, know of him, adore him, have no idea who he is, or are thinking you hate that ’69 song yeah well if you’re the later, shame on you because that song rules and also wrong Adams. OK now that that’s out of the way, Ryan Adams truly is a musical chameleon, this man can […]

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Underoath – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – February 11, 2017

Underoath – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – February 11, 2017

After two and half years being broken up, Grammy nominated, Florida post-hardcore outfit Underoath returned in 2016 with an enormous US tour. Last week the band hit Australian shores with a chain of “Rebirth” shows. Despite weekend heatwave in Sydney, Enmore Theatre seemed to be pretty packed on a Saturday night. With crowds of post-hardcore fans who couldn’t hide their […]

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Panic! At The Disco – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – January 27. 2017

Panic! At The Disco – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – January 27. 2017

As ‘Rosanna’ by Toto plays over the speakers before Panic! At The Disco make their return to a Sydney stage I feel like this is a test. I look around and see maybe three other people enjoying it and singing along. Definite age gap here tonight at this all ages sold out show at the Hordern. Panic! Return to Australia […]

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Alexisonfire – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – January 19. 2017

Alexisonfire – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – January 19. 2017

After seeing fans around the country stoked to hear that Alexisonfire, had been announced mid last year as a headliner for Australia’s heavy rock fest, UNIFY Gathering 2017, it was only right that they announce their own string of shows down under too, which is what this gig’s all about! First up were Canadian rock trio The Dirty Nil who […]

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Starset – Vessels

Starset – Vessels

I love finding ‘new’ bands, and I mean new to me, as this is Starset’s second album and all I want to do is go back and find their first now, and I will. So let’s get into an album I’ve already listened through about five times and discuss why I think this one is so rad! ‘The Order’ is […]

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Jimmy Eat World – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – January 18, 2017

Jimmy Eat World – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – January 18, 2017

It’s not even been a couple of years since Jimmy Eat World have been in Australia, but every time they are it’s evident that their fan base in Australia is strong. Here on the first of their ‘Integrity Blues’ shows we’re back in Sydney to a great crowd and I for one can’t wait to see what one of my […]

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Icehouse – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – January 14, 2017

Icehouse – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney – January 14, 2017

Forty years, Happy Birthday, Icehouse! Normally we’d throw you a party but tonight on night two of their Sydney shows they’re giving us a party, a show that will cover their career and give us all the songs we know and more. I know I can’t wait! A video package sets up the scene as the band make their way […]

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Airbourne – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – January 13, 2017

Airbourne – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – January 13, 2017

It’s a hot one in Sydney tonight!! So the air conditioning in The Metro is a welcome friend as we head in to check out a night of Aussie rock and roll with Airbourne! The crowd is peaking too early! The chants have started, the people are restless and there’s still twenty five minutes before they’re on stage! Now with […]

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Halestorm – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – January 11, 2017

Halestorm – The Factory Theatre, Sydney – January 11, 2017

The last time I remember a band returning to Australia within a year and on the same album cycle was Matchbox 20 back in 1997/98 and well they did OK ha ha, so today as Halestorm return to Sydney for the second time on their ‘Into The Wild Life’ album cycle the room is packed and ready for some straight […]

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You Me At Six – Night People

You Me At Six – Night People

Now I’ve been a little excited about checking out this new album from ‘You Me At Six’ after their last effort ‘Cavalier Youth’ was one of my favourite albums of the last five years, so let’s see how the last few years have treated the band and what they’ve come up with… Opening with a big riff for the title […]

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Keith Urban  w/ Carrie Underwood – ICC Sydney Theatre,Darling Harbour, Sydney – December 14, 2016

Keith Urban w/ Carrie Underwood – ICC Sydney Theatre,Darling Harbour, Sydney – December 14, 2016

It’s a bit of a special night in Sydney as tonight the first show at the new ICC ‘Entertainment Centre’ or Sydney Theatre is happening, and it’s one I get to be at with Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood taking the stage it’s somewhat exciting to not only see two great artists but to also be a part of history […]

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Garbage – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – December 2, 2016

Garbage – The Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – December 2, 2016

Would you believe I’ve never seen Garbage before?! Yeah I know right… so tonight upon their return to Sydney I finally get my chance and am looking forward to hearing these songs that I’ve heard for a number of years. Opening with ‘Supervixen’ Shirley Manson graces the stage in her dress full of fringes looking like she stepped straight out […]

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L7 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – October 15, 2016

L7 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – October 15, 2016

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen L7 in Australia, over twenty years in fact, so when they were announced as part of Soundwave 2016 people were excited, unfortunately that didn’t eventuate, nor did their first scheduled tour, but third time lucky as they say and here I am with a whole lot of people at The Metro tonight […]

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Bring Me The Horizon – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – September 17, 2016

Bring Me The Horizon – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney – September 17, 2016

Two years ago I was heading to the Hordern Pavilion to see Bring Me The Horizon and they put on one hell of a show then, so I’m going in with anticipation as I absolutely loved ‘That’s The Spirit’ so I can’t wait to hear these new songs tonight… Well thank you to the AFL and Sydney Swans as traffic […]

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Andy Black – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 25, 2016

Andy Black – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 25, 2016

I love these sorts of gigs. The ones where before a band has even started the floor is already full and comprised of mostly under 18 concert goers while up the back the oldies have so much room for activities! It’s great. Of course everyone is here tonight to see Andy Black on his first solo trip to Australia and […]

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Good Charlotte – Youth Authority

Good Charlotte – Youth Authority

When a band has been away for a while you kind of have a worry in the back of your mind when you hear that they’re getting back together to make a new album, I mean, what if they sound different? What if it’s not the same? All those questions that go through your head, but what outweighs that most […]

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Steel Panther / Black Stone Cherry – Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney -June 17, 2016

Steel Panther / Black Stone Cherry – Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney -June 17, 2016

The first night of the 2016 Steel Panther Tour Down Under was a sold-out show at the Big Top, Luna Park, and the venue filled up pretty fast as the doors opened. Deep south rockers Black Stone Cherry, who had rescheduled their own dates to join this tour as the sole support act rolled out on to the stage to […]

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Rival Fire – Riot (EP)

Rival Fire – Riot (EP)

When a song starts instantly with vocals, I always get intrigued, and the opener ‘Riot’ from Rival Fire’s debut EP is surely one that intrigues me, I’ve had this track for a while now and I’ll be fucked if I can get the damn chorus out of my head! This track is a perfect introduction for a band, its groove […]

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Coheed and Cambria – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 5, 2016

Coheed and Cambria – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – May 5, 2016

It’s been a few years since Coheed and Cambria graced our shores but tonight off the back of their newest album ‘The Color Before The Sun’ they’re back. I’m actually a little ashamed to admit that this will be my first Coheed headline show, so to say I’m looking forward to it is an understatement… Closure In Moscow opened the […]

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Sixx:A.M. – Prayers For The Damned, Vol 1.

Sixx:A.M. – Prayers For The Damned, Vol 1.

Sixx:A.M. have arrived, and by that I mean even after prior releases this is the first album the band are solely a band on, no other distractions from Motley Crue or Guns N Roses, this is straight up Sixx:A.M. and it shows! The collective of Nikki Sixx, Dj Ashba and James Michael as Sixx:A.M. have given us three albums prior […]

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The Defiants – The Defiants

The Defiants – The Defiants

It’s not often I get to the end of an album and audibly say ‘Wow’ when I’m the only one here, but I just finished my first listen through The Defiants album and let me tell you why that ‘Wow’ happened and why you can expect to do exactly the same thing as well when you get through these twelve […]

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Steel Panther – Live from Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage

Steel Panther – Live from Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage

So it may have come out at the end of February and I’m a little late to the party, but when it’s Steel Panther, the party never ends, so I’m here, I’ve grabbed a drink, and I’m ready to go! This isn’t technically a new Steel Panther album, but it’s something they haven’t done before which is a live acoustic […]

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Sevendust – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – March 19, 2016

Sevendust – The Metro Theatre, Sydney – March 19, 2016

Sevendust are finally back in Australia for a headline tour, that of which ends tonight in Sydney and the sold out crowd here are all up in my grill and ready to block my view of the stage to witness one of the best live bands I’ve ever seen. With a couple of supports tonight in Tensions Arise and Horrorwood […]

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